VILNIUS: Films from Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Baltic region will be screened in the New Europe – New Names, Baltic Gaze and Short Films competition programmes of the 22nd edition of Vilnius Film Festival Kino Pavasaris.
Ten films will screen in the New Europe – New Names competition, many with impressive festival pedigrees already. Poland leads the pack with two films selected for the competition. Another twelve films are competing in the Baltic Gaze and short film competitions.
The films in competition are:
Glory / Slava (Bulgaria, Greece) Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov Produced by Abraxas Coproduced by Graal Film, Screening Emotions, Aporia Filmworks, Red Carpet Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Greek Film Centre
The Last Family (Poland) Directed by Jan P. Matuszyński Produced by Aurum Film Coproduced by HBO Polska, Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury, Lightcraft, Universal Music Polska Supported by the Polish Film Institute, the Mazovia Film Fund
Dogs / Câini (France, Romania, Bulgaria) Directed by Bogdan Mirică Produced by EZ Films 14 Coproduced by 42Km Film, Argo Film Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Bulgarian National Film Center
The Saint (Lithuania, Poland)Directed by Andrius BlaževičiusProduced by M-Films, No Sugar Films
Kills on Wheels (Hungary)Directed by Attila Till
The Erlprince (Poland)
Directed by Kuba Czekaj
Produced by Munk Studio – Polish Filmmakers Associations Coproduced by TVP, Odra Film, ORKA
Production Studio Supported by the Polish Film Institute, the Wroclaw Film Commission
Pretenders (Estonia)Directed by Vallo ToomlaProduced by Amrion
Quit StaringAt My Plate / Ne gledaj mi u pijat (Croatia, Denmark) Directed by Hana Jušić Produced by Kinorama Coproduced by Beofilm Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Croatian Radiotelevision
The BlackPin / Igla ispod praga (Montenegro, Serbia) Directed by Ivan Marinović Produced by Adriatic Western, EED Productions Supported by Ministry of culture of Montenegro, Film Center Serbia and Jerusalem International Film Lab
Filthy / Špina (Slovakia, Czech Republic)Directed by Tereza NvotovaProduced by BFilm Coproduced by Moloko FilmSupported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and the Czech Cinematography Fund